Kristi Adair Zentner

Kristi Adair Zentner is a Member of Cozen O'Connor and works primarily within Cozen's Business Law section. Kristi is a transactional attorney who represents clients in general business, employment law, commercial lending, e-commerce, real estate, and intellectual property matters.

Within the business and corporate law arena, Kristi assists clients in their choice of entity considerations and entity formation. She also handles reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and the preparation of various types of business agreements. She serves as outside general counsel for several corporate clients, and in that capacity, she serves as a daily contact for business management questions, including many facets of human resources issues. As a real estate lawyer, she assists clients in commercial purchase and sale transactions and in the preparation of common interest communities and homeowners' association governing documents. She is also involved in commercial lease negotiation and preparation. Additionally, in the area of intellectual property law, she has prepared and negotiated software agreements and license agreements, as well as prosecuted trademarks and copyrights.



A graduate of Hamline University School of Law, Kristi practices primarily within the State of Minnesota. She has actively practiced in Minnesota since 1999.



Kristi has been a featured speaker before both legal groups and her corporate clients, often instructing client management regarding employment law updates and implementation of improved employment practices.


Cozen O'Connor

A first generation firm established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with approximately 575 attorneys in 23 offices in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Ranked among the top law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has gained a national reputation for quality representation of clients in business and litigation matters. Our attorneys handle the most challenging matters for a diverse roster of clients that spans virtually every industry.

With the resources of a large law firm and the vigor of a first-generation business, Cozen O’Connor has become a recognized leader in the legal industry, with an excellent reputation for trial advocacy and a flourishing litigation practice. With more attorneys in the American College of Trial Lawyers than any other similarly sized firm, we can boast litigators who are distinguished among their peers, both for their trial advocacy skills and for their aggressive and innovative representation of clients in areas such as labor & employment, securities & financial services litigation, aviation, construction law, subrogation, coverage, trade secrets, white collar & complex criminal defense, and products liability.

Our wide range of experience means that clients turn to us to succeed in high-stakes business matters. We are proud to boast an international roster of business clients who rely upon our guidance in the most complex areas of business law.

Though Cozen O’Connor has grown drastically over the last few decades, our full-service approach to the law will never change. We have the attorneys, the offices and the knowledge to offer our clients counseling, advice and trial advocacy across a broad range of practices.

Mission and Core Values

Built on a foundation of uncompromising effort, integrity and work product, Cozen O’Connor embraces a culture that is entrepreneurial in spirit, cohesive in operation, and familial at heart.

We continually reinforce our reputation for excellent service through the effective representation of our clients, providing an enriching and rewarding work environment for our employees, and an unyielding commitment to our profession and our community.

By embodying and inspiring our core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, community service, and collegiality, we are certain to ensure Cozen O’Connor’s continued success and growth.

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